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Woman and her 6-month-old son ran off road, car goes airborne on I-77 after hit-skip

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Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 14:43:52-05

COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A mother and her 6-month-old son were hospitalized after their car went airborne and rolled over several times on Interstate 77 after an unknown driver ran them off the road and left the scene, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Jan. 15 at about 12:15 p.m., the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a number of 911 calls about a crash on the southbound lanes of I-77 in Coventry Township.

Investigators on scene learned a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta had been traveling south on I-77, just south of State Route 224, when it was run off the road, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Inside the car was a 20-year-old woman from Green and her 6-month-old son.

Their car went off the road, entered the median before going airborne, eventually landing and rolling over several times. The Jetta finally came to a rest in the northbound lanes of I-77, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver and her son were treated on scene by Coventry Fire and they were transported to Akron City Hospital and Akron Children’s Hospital.

Witnesses described the vehicle involved in the hit-skip as a 2000 to 2005 Honda Civic, possibly a 4-door, red in color.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Patrol Division at 330-643-2181.